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The very testosterone (and very dear) Dwayne Johnson candidate to take on the role of James Bond


To die can wait is the last film starring Daniel Craig as Agent 007. “The Rock”, highest paid actor in the world, imagine himself in 007.

Who will be the next James Bond? Since Daniel Craig announced that To die can wait would be his last appearance as 007, the question nagging fans and the movie industry as a whole. Famous actor nominated: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

The 49-year-old ultra-testosterone actor would see himself as the British secret agent. A role that was inspired to him by the career of his grandfather Peter Faivia. The latter had indeed played in We only live twice released in 1967. He played a villain, accomplice in the assassination of Henderson, the local agent of MI6 in Japan who was to assist in his mission Sean Connery, the then 007. In an interview with the American magazine Esquire, Dwayne Johnson explained that he wanted “follow in his footsteps and be the next Leap.There is no question, however, of entrusting him with a supporting role. “I don’t want to play a bad guy. I must be Bond.

Not before 2022

A new headliner that would give new impetus to the saga, and a daring bet both artistically and financially for EON Productions, the producer of the James Bond saga. Former wrestler sNamed “The Rock”, Johnson has become the archetype of the virile and invincible hero, a staple in any self-respecting action film. Status and appearances in blockbuster films like the saga Fast And Furious which allowed him to become the highest paid actor in the world in 2019 and 2020. According to Forbes, he would have earned between $ 87.5 million between June 2019 and June 2020. His cachet for the film Red Notice, recently released on Netflix, was $ 23.5 million. A big investment for EON.

Barbara Broccoli, boss of the company, recently told Variety to be “In denial” about the departure of Daniel Craig. The casting to find the new James Bond will not take place before 2022. Despite persistent rumors about a female 007, she made it clear that it was unlikely. “James Bond is a male character. I hope there will be many, many films made with women, for women, by women, about women. I don’t think you have to take a male character and have him play by a woman. So yes, I see him as a man ”, she asserted. The door is open for “The Rock.

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